Failure to Diagnose Stroke/Intracranial Bleed/Hematoma

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Doctors are expected to notice the signs and symptoms of a serious condition and take proper steps to secure a diagnosis. When this does not happen, a patient's health may suffer greatly.

I am Valerie Leopold, a medical malpractice attorney who represents clients throughout the Chicago area who have suffered due to the negligence of a health care provider. If you or someone close to you has suffered due to the misdiagnosis of stroke, intracranial bleeding, hematoma, or another condition, I can help. Contact a Chicago failure to diagnose stroke lawyer today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis

I represent individuals throughout the Chicago area who have been injured due to a doctor's failure to diagnose the following conditions:

  • Stroke — Warning signs of a stroke include sudden onset of headache, numbness on one side of the body, difficulty speaking, difficulty keeping balance, and dizziness. Doctors are trained to look for these signs, but when they go unnoticed, individuals may suffer a stroke.
  • Intracranial bleed — Individuals who experience bleeding inside the skull (intracranial bleeding) must be rapidly treated to avoid serious and lifelong injury or death. A CT scan is typically administered to diagnose intracranial bleeding.
  • Hematoma — Hematoma (or internal bleeding) is a condition in which blood collects outside of the blood vessels in tissue, an organ, or other area of the body. Too much blood collecting outside of blood vessels may cause organ damage, or lead to cardiac arrest or death. An accurate and prompt diagnosis is critical to effectively treat someone with hematoma.

When doctors recognize the warning signs of these conditions, serious injury and death may be avoided. However, once these conditions progress, a patient may be seriously injured and damage may be irreversible.

Contact an Illinois Lawyer After a Misdiagnosis Relating to a Stroke

Do not delay calling a medical malpractice attorney if you believe that your injuries were caused by the negligence of a doctor or other health care professional. Contact my law office online or call (312) 781-6212 to schedule a free consultation.

We represent individuals who have been treated at all major hospitals in the Chicago metropolitan area, including Northwestern Memorial Hospital, University of Chicago Medical Center, Loyola University Medical Center, Rush University Medical Center, University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, and others.